termites in petri dish The number of subterranean termites that can be studied in a petri dish does not give credit to the complexity of a large mature termite colony in the field. Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Search Search for... Search Get New Posts in your Inbox! Enter your email address to subscribe to Entomology Today. You'll receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address Get Certified!